Having enjoyed performing in classical, contemporary, and Broadway settings, promising young cellist Erin Lupardus has embarked on a newfound journey into the baroque world. While studying abroad in Vienna, she was enthralled by a course on historical performance practice and yearned to know more about this captivating chapter of music history. She received a US Fulbright Student Combined Grant to research baroque music and teach English in Linz, Austria, for the 2018–19 academic year and extended her English teaching assistantship for the 2019–20 academic year.
Though a native Oklahoman, she earned her bachelor of music in cello performance and German, magna cum laude, at DePauw University in Indiana and is currently studying baroque cello at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Austria. She has studied with Claire Pottinger-Schmidt, Joanna Blendulf, Dr. Eric Edberg, Josef Luitz, Tomasz Zięba, and Dr. Jonathan Ruck. Erin is passionate about the arts in all forms and seeks to bridge cultural gaps through creative expression.